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Series ID21090
Previous System LocationSRS439; 439; SRS440; 440; SRS441; 441; LEP2/1; PRV7825; 12558; 19615
TitleLazaret Patient Registers
Parent Series
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Start Date 2/3/1892
End Date 27/9/1984
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A
Abstract

Admission, Medical, Discharge and Death registers of sufferers of Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) at Stradbroke Island (Dunwich), Friday Island, Peel Island and Fantome Island Lazarets

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
2220Stradbroke Island Lazaret 2/3/1892 8/10/1936
3734Friday Island Lazaret 1/4/1894 10/9/1910
3735Peel Island Lazaret 22/9/1898 31/12/1940
123Home Secretary's Office 25/11/1898 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
4501Fantome Island Lazaret 11/5/1939 31/12/1974
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 27/9/1984
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Access Category65 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Series IDTitleRelationship
10180Card Index of Leper Patients at Peel and Fantome IslandsLazaret patient information
6786Gall Estrays [Gall Collection]Subject of correspondence
8400Special BatchesSubject of correspondence
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

Find & Connect - Peel Island Lazaret - https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/qld/biogs/QE00740b.htm
Find & Connect - Fantome Island Lazaret - https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/qld/biogs/QE00746b.htm
Friends of Peel Island - http://www.fopia.org.au/about-peel-island/history
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Description

Prior to the 1950's, isolation of sufferers of Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) was considered essential for the protection of the general population. To manage this in Queensland, leper colonies (or lazarets) were established on Stradbroke Island (Dunwich), Friday Island, Peel Island and Fantome Island in the late 1800's and early 1900's. These lazarets were racially segregated, usually catering to either exclusively white or exclusively "non-white" patients. Peel Island Lazaret was an exception to this rule, providing for all lazaret patients between 1907 and 1940, although strict segregation on the island was still observed, with living conditions favouring white inhabitants.

The registers in this series document patient information captured at these lazarets, including personal particulars, medical history and location information (admissions, transfers etc.).

Several of the registers record personal particulars such as name, age, sex, nationality, parent's details and other biographical information. Also often recorded are dates of admission/arrival, dates and locations of death, burial and grave information, discharge dates and transfer information. Some of the registers record medical treatment and test results during the patient's period of residence.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 21090, Lazaret Patient Registers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
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